National Education day 2021: When and why do we celebrate it?

National Education Day is celebrated on November 11 every year. The importance of literacy and the nation’s devotion to all aspects of education is highlighted by educational institutes across the country via seminars, essay-writing, elocution competitions, workshops, and rallies. Find out the significance of this and why it is celebrated here.

Abdul kalam birthday as education day

The birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first education minister of independent India, who served from 15 August 1947 to 2 February 1958, is commemorated each year on November 11 in India. The day honors Azad’s outstanding contributions to education and institutions, which laid the way for the country’s contemporary system.

He was a prominent architect of independent India, as well as a freedom warrior, scholar, and eminent academician. He was instrumental in the establishment of important educational organizations such as the AICTE and AICTE.

In September 2008, India’s Ministry of Human Resource Development declared Maulana Abul Kalam Azad’s birthday as Education Day on a national basis. After independence, the country’s leaders shifted their emphasis to education in order to make it a priority for nation-building. Abul Kalam, in particular, was instrumental in achieving this goal. On National Education Day, citizens commemorate Maulana Azad’s contribution to the nation’s development. This day is observed to commemorate Abul Kalam’s role in building the groundwork for India’s independent education system. Every year, this day is commemorated by holding a variety of entertaining and instructive lectures, seminars, essay writing, and other activities in schools. Students and teachers debate the relevance of reading and education in general.

On November 11, schools and universities across the country host essay writing, debates, and other activities. Numerous educational structures, monuments, and centers have been constructed.

Inspirational Quotes by Abdul Kalam Azad

National Education day 2021: When and why do we celebrate it?

“We must not for a moment forget, it is a birthright of every individual to receive at least the basic education without which he cannot fully discharge his duties as a citizen.”

“Science is neutral. Its discoveries can be used equally to heal and to kill. It depends upon the outlook and mentality of the user whether science will be used to create a new heaven on earth or to destroy the world in a common conflagration.”

“Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.”

“No program of national education can be appropriate if it does not give full consideration to the education and advancement of one-half of the society that is the women.”

“Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness.”

“Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model.”

“Education imparted by heart can bring revolution in the society.”

“We have not invaded anyone. We have not conquered anyone. We have not grabbed their land, their culture, their history and tried to enforce our way of life on them.”

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